Say yes to another year in halls

Every year hundreds of second, third and fourth-year students move into halls for another year because they like the hassle-free living and sociable lifestyle that you get in our halls community. Most returning students apply to share a flat with a group of friends and move into blocks specifically allocated for returners.

Why halls for another year?

Not sure who to live with?

As a returning student, you'll live in a block with other returning students, so there'll be a chance to meet, and make friends with other students like you. 

Alternatively, if you know who you want to live with, why not apply together - it's so easy and there's only £50 to pay upfront.

It's easy to apply to live with a group of friends:

If you do this correctly, you should hear from Student Living within two working days, so be sure to check your emails. 

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Hassle-free living 

Concentrate on your studies and leave the difficult stuff to us.

Undergraduate student Ben, wearing a beanie hat, looking at the camera.

Since moving to University halls of residence, I’ve met incredible people and the experience has been amazing - so much so that I’ve applied to live with a few of my friends next year in halls.

Ben Woodward
Music Production BA

A great choice of rooms

With eight halls to choose from in Derby and lots of different room types, our University accommodation gives you maximum choice. From our en suite premium rooms with their trendy decor and their double beds to our great value standard rooms, there's a room to suit all budgets and tastes. To help you choose the room that's right for you, check out our 360-degree tours 

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A landlord you can trust

University halls offer shorter contracts than private sector accommodation and there are no retainers or guarantors needed to apply. In addition, you only have to pay £50 up front to secure your room and you won't need to pay any fees until you have received your first maintenance loan instalment. 

We're also very proud of our impressive maintenance turnaround times which really do take the stress out of independent living

Special offer for returners 

All existing students who apply for halls get a free £125 Love2Shop shopping voucher. What will you spend yours on?

Read the full terms and conditions

Great value for money 

 * except Flamsteed Court and Darley Bank

Living costs 

Most hall contracts are 42 weeks, while all private ones tend to be 51 or 52 weeks. This makes annual hall contracts significantly cheaper over the duration of the academic year.  

The table below gives a breakdown of living costs: 

AmenityRentGas and electricWaterFoodWeekly totalYearly total*
University halls £115 - £157 included included £40 £143 - £192 £4,762 - £7,904
Privately rented £100 £9 £3 £40 £152 £7,904

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Alternatively, ring us on +44 (0)1332 594111

Emily looking at the camera, smiling wearing dark red lipstick.

I have a lot of friends who have decided to return to halls as it’s the easiest, least stressful, cheapest and most convenient way of living

Emily Robertson
Journalism MA

Award-winning accommodation

Our halls of residence were shortlisted in six categories in the National Student Housing Awards 2021:

  • Best University Halls
  • Best Environmental Management
  • Best Student Wellbeing
  • Best Value for Money
  • Best Moving in Experience
  • Best Booking Experience

And we won the Best Environmental Management award.

The National Student Housing Survey is the largest survey on the quality of student accommodation in the UK, with around 35,000 students completing it every year. The results are 100% based on direct feedback from home and international students and focus on all aspects of a student's experience in their accommodation.

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